World Approval, Ribchester head Breeders’ Cup Mile

World Approval shows his class at a mile by winning the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. Photo: Coglianese Photos/Susie Raisher The Breeders’ Cup Mile history is full of classic trans-Atlantic battles, and it should be more of the same again at Del Mar on November 4th. Leading American horse World Approval, who has been revitalized since being switched to a mile, faces seven European-trained horses, including two with consistent group one form: Ribchester and Roly Poly. Godolphin’s Ribchester would [...]

O’Brien looks to close on G1 record in Fillies Mile

Aidan O’Brien is just two wins away from equaling Robert Frankel’s world record of 25 group/grade one victories in a year. By the end of Friday, there’s a great chance that number will be one. O’Brien is set to saddle three horses in the Fillies Mile (G1) at Newmarket, one of the premier races for juvenile fillies in Europe – and they fill the top three positions in the market. Happily and Magical, both fillies by Galileo, are the most [...]